Sunday, December 10 2006
The Inner Banks have crafted a gorgeous, warm, gently winding debut worth returning to again and again.
After receiving a limited edition release in 1998, the self-titled album by Phonophani eventually became one of the most critically acclaimed electronic records ever to come
The Comfies are comfortable, almost too comfortable on some of these songs.
Thursday, December 7 2006
Even if they write interesting lyrics, pop musicians will be destined for insignificance if their music is no good. Fortunately, Sprites demonstrate melodic gifts and
Which “Co” do you like better: Coldplay or Copeland? You’ll probably say the former, ‘cos you may not have heard of the latter,
Jump blues-jazz, very accomplished, solidly bejewelled with Camille Howard's boogie piano, good jazz solos, and Milton sang well.
Soulful guitar rock with a Southern-fried charm.
Wednesday, December 6 2006
In any other year, Fresh Maggots… Hatched would easily have claimed the title of best maggot-themed album of the year. Released in 1971, it will instead
Hamilton de Holanda plays a 10-string mandolin. He plays it really really well.
New Aussie hip-hop fails to add much to a soon-to-be-bloated scene.
Still enough of a giant.
Tuesday, December 5 2006
She may have played a bigger country star in Nashville than she ever became in the actual music industry, but Ronee Blakley’s largely forgotten
Emocore has lost another soul to the allure of indie rock. Jason Gleason, ex-frontman for Further Seems Forever, has joined forces with old friends,
Tiny Telephone engineer Scott Solter re-interprets the fractious avant pop of Pattern Is Movement
A jazzy, spacey kind of specimen that plods along with some crazy but great arrangement behind it.
Monday, December 4 2006
Norwegian songstress and Jaga Jazzist vet spin songwriting straw (and a few classics) into strange and luminous gold
M Coast continues where Marshmallow Coast left off, which is just fine.
A follow-up to the US debut of earlier this year, Water collects 11 tracks from the Beautiful Girls’ three Australian releases pre-We’re Already Gone. The
With a string of musical influences that run from Richard Hawley to Dylan to the Waifs and Crowded House, James Cooper knows what makes a
Sunday, December 3 2006
Shiny Toy Guns revel in being retro-pop, so it should come as no surprise that the inviting and punchy “You Are the One” is a